|Event||“Griot New York” (world premiere)|
|Ensemble||Wynton Marsalis Septet with Garth Fagan Dance|
|Date||Wednesday, December 4th, 1991 – Saturday, December 7th, 1991|
|Venue||Brooklyn Academy of Music|
|Address||30 Lafayette Ave|
|Location||Brooklyn, NY, United States|
Wynton Marsalis’ first ballet score, “Griot New York,” will premiere today at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival.
Choreographed by Garth Fagan and with sets by sculptor Martin Puryear, the piece is an ultra-modern fusion of Afro-Caribbean dance and classical styles. The title refers to the ancient African tradition of oral history – as kept by a person know as a griot – transposed into the 20th century.
- Herlin Riley – drums, tambourine
- Farid Barron – piano
- Reginald Veal – bass
- Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
- Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson – alto sax, sopranino sax
- Herb Harris – tenor sax, soprano sax
Music from album: Citi Movement